These pages address the application of Integrated SocioPsychology concepts to lifespan development – with a specific theoretical application to infant attachments and romantic relationships. More immediately-topical observations can be found in the Blog.
Those who support the Integrated approach and are interested in such matters are invited to submit pieces for publication here as ‘guest features’ or ‘guest reports’. Please get in touch with your ideas via the Contact page.
The Biological Impetus to Attachment
A look at how biological factors and biological-environmental interaction influence mother-child bonding
Attachment Theory 14/04/17
Page outlining theories of attachment – and John Bowlby’s monotropic theory in particular
Stages of Infant Attachment
Article comparing the stages of infant attachment outlined by John Bowlby and Rudolph Schaffer & Peggy Emerson respectively
Page outlining and evaluating Mary Ainsworth’s Strange Situation as a measure of infant attachment
Caregiver Sensitivity vs Temperament Hypothesis
A consideration of how much the elements of Mary Ainsworth’s Caregiver Sensitivity Hypothesis and Jermome Kagan’s Temperament Hypothesis might interact to develop attachments
Is Sexual Infidelity Inevitable?
An explanation of infidelity and some strategies for minimising the risk of acting unfaithfully, using the Gravesian approach and Evolutionary Psychology